We use our 3D printer to create a prototype part from the CAD model so that we can visualise and assess a design concept quickly. We can produce a prototype with a high quality finish, which can be particularly useful for proving the investment casting process for a new part. It is a valuable tool that helps us save time and money and keep our products competitively priced.
We use Creo Parametric 3D Modeling software which gives us full control over all aspects of the design process. All our designs are created as 3 dimensional models and Creo generates manufacturing drawings directly from the 3D model to ensure complete association between documents. Creo’s file handling system ensures that any changes to the design are fully documented and easily traceable.
We use casting simulation software called Magma to prove the casting process before we design and manufacture the wax injection tooling which is used in production. This ensures that all our new designs are suitable for the manufacturing process and that the castings we produce are world-class.
We use CFD (computational fluid dynamics) software called FloEFD to analyse fluid flow dynamics at the design stage of a new product. The software allows design engineers to modify the 3D model geometry whilst analysing its flow dynamics to achieve optimum flow performance. This technology helps us to reduce product development time and keeps the associated costs to a minimum. It also helps us to make the most efficient products on the market.